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<ul><li><p>CLASSROOM IN A BOOK </p><p>INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>Illustrator CCAdobe</p><p>2015 release</p><p>Diego L. Rodrguez</p><p>9780134308111_AIllustratorCC2015CIB_Title.indd 1 10/27/15 1:37 AM</p></li><li><p>2 INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)</p><p> 2016 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors. All rights reserved.</p><p>If this guide is distributed with software that includes an end user license agreement, this guide, as well as the software described in it, is furnished under license and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of such license. Except as permitted by any such license, no part of this guide may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Adobe Systems Incorporated. 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The affirmative action clause and regulations contained in the preceding sentence shall be incorporated by reference.</p><p>Adobe Press books are published by Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education located in San Francisco, California. For the latest on Adobe Press books, go to To report errors, please send a note to For information on getting permission for reprints and excerpts, contact</p><p>Printed and bound in the United States of America</p><p>Book:ISBN-13: 978-0-13-430811-1ISBN-10: 0-13-430811-5</p><p>Instructor Notes:ISBN-13: 978-0-13-430680-3ISBN-10: 0-13-430680-5</p></li><li><p>ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC CLASSROOM IN A BOOK (2015 RELEASE) 3</p><p>INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>Getting StartedThe Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) course presents students with tips, techniques, and solutions for using the Adobe Illustrator CC software. The Instructor Notes are intended to complement the information in the Lessons. The information presented here is organized to follow the sequence of instruction in each lesson.</p><p>About the workbookIt is recommended that each student in the class have an individual copy of the Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release). Students will use this book as you lead them through projects. Additionally, the book can be used as a self-paced tutorial. There are separate lesson files that are available to those who purchase the book as well, and those are separate from the lesson files supplied with these instructor notes. Purchasers will find instructions for accessing the lesson files in the Getting Started section of the book, in Accessing the Classroom in a Book files</p><p>Web EditionThis book comes with a free Web Edition that enhances the instructional value of the book itself and can be accessed from any device with a connection to the Internet. The Web Edition contains the complete text of the book, plus hours of instructional video keyed to the text and interactive quizzes. In addition, the Web Edition will be updated when Adobe adds significant feature updates between major Creative Cloud releases. See the Web Edition section in the books Getting Started section for more information.</p><p>Course strategyIf youre teaching a 12-session class, you can teach approximately one lesson of this book per class. The book contains 15 lessons (plus the Quick Tour lesson), some of which may take a while to complete. If you are teaching a 10-session class, you may want to combine some of the lessons into a single class. For example:</p><p>1 Lessons 2, 3, 4, and 5 are focused on different aspects of creating and editing shapes and other content.</p><p>2 Lessons 7 and 10 are both focused on working with different aspects of color.</p></li><li><p>4 INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>We recommend that, at an absolute minimum, you teach Lessons 1 through 9 along with 12 (Lessons 1011 and 1315 cover more special-purpose features). The majority of the basic Adobe Illustrator features and the Illustrator work environment are covered in these lessons. However, completing all the lessons makes a far superior introduction. Before beginning a lesson, encourage students to browse through it, and read any sidebars.</p><p> Note: Make sure that all Notes found in the text and in the sidebar are read! They can contain helpful, even problem-solving information.</p><p>Enhanced/new featuresBelow is a short list of the new and improved features in Illustrator CC and where they are covered in the book.</p><p>1 In Lesson 1, pages 4748 I introduce zooming using animated zoom. This is a feature of GPU Performance. See the sidebar on page 48 entitled GPU Performance. If the machines students are working on do not support GPU Acceleration, the animated zoom found in step 6 on page 48 will not work. Instead, a marquee will be drawn that becomes the zoom area. On page 56, in the sidebar entitled Data Recovery, youll see that Illustrator now recovers applicable documents if a crash occurs.</p><p>2 In Lesson 1, on page 54 in Lesson 1, I mention that on Mac all the workspace elements are grouped in a single, integrated window that lets you treat the application as a single unit. This is called the Application Frame (Window &gt; Application Frame) and is now on by default on Mac.</p><p>3 In Lesson 2, is the first occurrence of smart guides. The Smart Guides are now magenta in color by default. In previous versions of Illustrator, the Smart Guides were aqua in color.</p><p>4 In Lesson 3, on page 85, step 9, I introduce a new feature in Smart Guidesequivalent gaps. Throughout lesson 3, we discuss a series of new features related to live shapes including transformation options. </p><p>5 In Lesson 3, on pages 9497, I introduce the Shaper tool.</p><p>6 In Lesson 13, pages 370371, students will learn about the new feature called Dynamic symbols.</p><p>7 In Lesson 13, pages 378383, there is a new section on working with Creative Cloud Libraries.</p><p>8 In Lesson 15, starting on page 446, students will learn about the new SVG export functionality.</p></li><li><p>ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC CLASSROOM IN A BOOK (2015 RELEASE) 5</p><p>Managing student projectsOne way to simplify file storage and retrieval in classroom situations is to ask students to create a folder on their hard disks, name it [Students] Lessons (substituting the students actual name for Student), and then copy each project folder into the main Lessons folder. Having students keep all their working files in their own Lessons folder makes it easy for you to clean up files when a class is over.</p><p>This method for organizing folders is also discussed in the Getting Started section at the beginning of the book.</p><p>Additional resourcesInstructors and users of Adobe Illustrator rely on a variety of resources to supplement their knowledge of the program. You may find the following resources useful to explore.</p><p>Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) is not meant to replace documentation that comes with the program or to be a comprehensive reference for every feature. Only the commands and options used in the lessons are explained in this book. For comprehensive information about program features and tutorials, please refer to these resources:</p><p>Adobe Illustrator Help and Support: is where you can find and browse Help and Support content on Adobe Illustrator Help and Adobe Illustrator Support Center are accessible from the Help menu in Illustrator CC (2015 release) or by pressing F1.</p><p>Adobe Creative Cloud Learning: For inspiration, key techniques, cross-product workflows, and updates on new features, go to the Creative Cloud Learn page at This learning content is available to all.</p><p>Adobe Forums: lets you tap into peer-to-peer discussions, questions, and answers on Adobe products.</p><p>Adobe TV: is an online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products, including a How To channel to get you started with your product.</p><p>Adobe Inspire: offers thoughtful articles on design and design issues, a gallery showcasing the work of top-notch designers, tutorials, and more.</p><p>Resources for educators: and offer a treasure trove of information for instructors who teach classes on Adobe software. Find solutions for education at all levels, including free curricula that use an integrated approach to teaching Adobe software and can be used to prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate exams.</p></li><li><p>6 INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC (2015 RELEASE)This lesson is for those users who wish to explore the major features that Illustrator has to offer. For an introductory course, this may be useful if time is short and a lot of ground in the program needs to be covered. Know that this lesson is a cursory overview that references the lessons in the book for more information on the topics learned.</p><p>It may be helpful to point out a few sections that students may need a bit more assistance with.</p><p>Editing StrokesIn this section, I tell students to press the Escape key in step 3. As students will learn quickly, if values are typed into fields, invariably the last value typed in before pressing Escape may not be captured. Have students press Enter or Return to accept the last typed value AND close the panel.</p><p>Drawing with the Pencil toolWhen the students draw the path with the Pencil tool, make sure that they dont draw it too large. I mention looking at the rulers to get a sense of scale.</p><p>Drawing with the Shaper toolOn pages 1920, students are asked to draw a series of circles. Make sure that those shapes overlap each other (like in the figures). Also, make sure students know that they can undo if needed.</p><p>On page 20, step 10, students may need to deselect the selected shape BEFORE dragging, otherwise they may only drag the one shape. This functionality changed after the book went to press.</p><p>Creating and editing gradientsPages 2223: The white to black gradient (blend of colors) that students are asked to apply to the lettering can also be applied in the Fill color of the Control panel. I have them apply it in the Gradient panel because we also need to edit the gradient and it is done in the panel as well.</p></li><li><p>ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC CLASSROOM IN A BOOK (2015 RELEASE) 7</p><p>Working with TypeOn pages 2325, when students work with type, they are asked to sync a Typekit font. This requires an Internet connection. Students do not have to use a Typekit font if they dont want to or dont have access to them. A suitable sans serif font could be Myriad Pro Black, for example.</p><p>Working with SymbolsOn page 28, students type in CMYK values. They are asked to press the Escape key in step 11 to close the panel. This is a good time to discuss entered values and pressing Escape. The last value is dismissed usually. Students can click in another field or press Enter or Return to accept the last value and close the panel.</p></li><li><p>8 INSTRUCTOR NOTES</p><p>LESSON 1: GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREAThis lesson provides an overview of the work area and basic functionality of Illustrator. By the end of the lesson, students should understand how all the basic Illustrator elements work together to create page layouts. They should also understand the overall interface of Illustrator, including how to access panels, where tools are located, and how to navigate documents.</p><p>If your machine (Mac OS or Windows) supports it, depending on the machine and graphics card used, students may see a compatible GPU message appear after wiping Illustrator preferences and opening an initial file. This is used for a GPU accelerated Preview mode that enables rendering of the artwork in Illustrator on the graphics processor.</p><p>Introducing Adobe IllustratorPage 32: To show the differences between bitmap and vector, you may want students to create a circle in Adobe Illustrator, then choose View &gt; Pixel Preview. Have...</p></li></ul>